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Painting

Painting

  • Place of origin:

    Guangzhou (made)

  • Date:

    1800-1830 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Watercolour and ink on paper

  • Museum number:

    D.2253-1885

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This painting is from a set of 24 depicting women playing different kinds of Chinese musical instruments. One woman is playing a stringed instrument called the 'erhu' while the other strikes a 'nanbang', a percussion instrument made of wood. Artists in Canton made such paintings for Europeans eager to find out more about China and her people.

Physical description

This painting is from a set of 24 depicting women playing different kinds of Chinese musical instruments. One woman is playing a stringed instrument called the 'erhu' while the other strikes a 'nanbang', a percussion instrument made of wood. Artists in Canton made such paintings for Europeans eager to find out more about China and her people.

Place of Origin

Guangzhou (made)

Date

1800-1830 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Watercolour and ink on paper

Dimensions

Height: 45 cm, Width: 34 cm

Descriptive line

Erhu and nanbang; Pap, China, paintings and drawings

Subjects depicted

Musical instruments

Categories

Paintings

Collection

East Asia Collection

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